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Kimberly D Safman M.D.

(949) 722-7038
Primary Specialties
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Area of Expertise
  • Hip & Pelvic
  • Pain Management
  • Spine & Neck (Cervical)
Medical Practice:
  • Newport Orthopedic Institute
22 Corporate Plaza
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Map & Directions
19582 Beach Blvd Ste 306
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
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Education & Training

Medical Education - Medical University of South Carolina (Medical Doctor)
Internship - University of California Los Angeles School of Med (General Surgery)
Residency - University of California Los Angeles School of Med (Urology)
Residency - UC Irvine Medical Center (Physical Medicine/Rehab)

Accepted Health Plans

Please verify with your health plan and/or physician’s office.
  • Aetna PPO
  • Beech Street PPO
  • Blue Cross Prudent Buyer PPO
  • Blue Shield PPO
  • Coventry/First Health
  • Health Net PPO
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan/PHCS
  • United Healthcare PPO
For HMO plan participation please call physician's office.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehab (Pain Medicine)
  • American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehab (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)

Physician Bio

Dr. Kimberly Safman specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, and completed a Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at University of California, Irvine Medical Center and her Fellowship in Anesthesia Pain Management at the Pain Management Medical Center in Long Beach. Dr Safman is Board-certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and the Pain Medicine Subspecialty Board.

“I’m most successful when my patients no longer need me.”

A second generation physiatrist, Dr. Safman began her medical career in surgery but was later drawn to physical medicine, rehabilitation and pain management when she realized the positive impact the field had on the patients’ lives. “I’m most successful when my patients no longer need me.”

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Bulging Disc
  • Bursitis of the Hip / Hip Bursitis / Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Stenosis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccydynia / Tailbone Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome / Nerve Dysfunction
  • Degenerative Back and Neck Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Joint Disease of the Hip
  • Disc, Facet and Nerve Root Pain
  • Facet Joint Arthritis
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS)
  • Failed Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Groin Pain
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Impingement
  • Hip Pain
  • Joint Pain

Procedures Performed

  • Cervical Rehabilitation
  • Cortisone Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Facet Joint Injections
  • Injections of Muscles, Bursae, Joints
  • Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Spine Rehabilitation
  • Stellate Ganglion Sympathetic Block Injections
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Lumbar Rehabilitation
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Blocks
  • Nerve Conduction Velocity Studies
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • SI Joint Injections / Sacroiliac Joint Injections